Thursday, April 24, 2008
For the Love of Vodka
Couldn't help but notice a few buzzes around vodka recently and thought I'd share two that truly appealed to my sensibilities. The first is the new book by Chelsea Handler, 'Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea' which contains hysterical stories from the author's youth and adulthood. Seriously, check it out. The other is LoveJoy Vodka from Integrity Spirits in Portland, Oregon. I really dig the packaging. For some reason it reminds me of old perfume bottles on my grandmother's dresser. Anyway, the name comes from a well traveled street in Portland and the Vodka is made in small batches that can be purchased with any of four different labels. They also have a Hazelnut vodka that has been passed through fresh-roasted Oregon hazelnuts. So the hunt is on for me to try and find it locally....for a very scientifically-based taste test of course.